Groups together organizations working in the social, indigenous associations and academic institutions, researchers and technicians who have demonstrated a commitment to a socially ethical use of forest products.
WHO WE ARE
Thanks to a long experience in the packaging sector, EUROPAC1 is able to support customers with a wide range of products.
We stand out for the possibility of offering a complete assortment of solutions, shapes, fittings, printing and finishing processes.
Our laboratories also located in Eastern Europe and China allow us to be particularly competitive in the production of products with a high content of manual labor, and to be able to deal with large orders.
For the production of our paper products
we favor the use of FSC certified papers.
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international non-profit organization. FSC is a forest certification system internationally recognized. The certification aims proper forest management and traceability of products. In 1990 in California held a rally attended by several organizations and manufacturers , from which emerged the need for a transparent and credible system to identify sustainably managed forests, based on criteria of independence and consensus. On that occasion was also coined the name “Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).” The FSC collects under its aegis a heterogeneous mixture of commercial companies, organizations, committees, associations and individual members, divided into three Chambers depending on the specific field of interest (social, environmental and economic) of the subject in the management of forests:
Brings together NGOs and environmental organizations, academic institutions, researchers and technicians who have demonstrated a commitment to sustainable exploitation of forests.
Producers and traders of timber and related products, consumer associations, organizations and certification institutes, consulting firms.
For further info www.fsc.org
PLASTIC ENVELOPES NEWS
After a long legislative process finally entered into force in Italy the legislation governing the use of plastic bags with consequent release of fines if not respected. UNI EN 13432 says that the traditional plastic bags can be used : “Which have an external handle to the useful size of the bag and a thickness exceeding 200 microns if intended for use with food and 100 microns if intended for other uses, for reusable made with other polymers which have internal handle to the useful size of the bag and a thickness exceeding 100 microns if intended for use with food and 60 microns if intended for other uses ” Our bags with punched handle bean or flat handle type flexiloop are precisely made with these materials depending on the destination. In this way our bags ensure adequate resistance that allows reuse several times over time, such playing more profitably their function of advertising vehicle and at the same time taking into account the need to environmental impact reduction in the consumption of packaging precisely because more times reusable.
Our position is simple:
Both paper and plastic items to meet the different needs of customers.
We favour sources...
Of certified paper and traditional plastic materials free of additives.
We believe that the care and respect for the environment first pass through simple daily acts. We also think that at the moment there is no enough scientific and technical information to promote a total passage to biodegradable plastics already widely used. For example, it’s still not clear where all the raw materials for the production of biodegradable plastics could come from ,if necessary to replace in total the conventional polymers for the bags production.Using mainly corn starch or other vegetable starches a massive increase in the use of Biodegradable plastics could even cause a shortage of raw materials, rising prices of food products. In conclusion we believe that using a plastic bag can reduce the environmental impact of packaging especially if the bag is strong enough to be reused more times, and easily recyclable.